Malawi Shadow Report on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

This shadow report is prepared on behalf the Centre for Development of People (CEDEP) along with Communication Workers Union of Malawi (COWUMA), OutRight Action International, Media Institute of Southern Africa - Malawi Youth Empowerment and Civic Education (YECE). It follows the submission of Malawi’s Initial Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the subsequent adoption of a list of issues on that report by the Human Rights Committee (HRC). CEDEP submitted a shadow report with regard to the Adoption of the List of Issues for Malawi, therefore the present report is focused on presenting more information with regard to the issues raised by the HRC in its list of issues.

The general information about the country and its legal system is already captured in the Common Core Document.